First person accounts of immigration experience

December 12, 2008

When teaching English language learners, understanding their cultural backgrounds is crucial. You’ve probably already done a lot of research on the topic, but sometimes it helps to hear students’ stories in their own words. At Education and Class, blogger Jane … Continued

SALSA comprehensive Spanish program from Georgia Public Broadcasting

November 11, 2008

Georgia Public Broadcasting’s SALSA program for young children combines live action, puppets, animation, and traditional children’s stories in a bilingual program that teaches Spanish language skills and builds cross-cultural understanding. While Georgia Public Broadcasting offers information on purchasing the series, … Continued

Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year

November 5, 2008

Do you know someone who’s helped improve literacy for children and adults? Are you that person, and are looking for some way you could finally get some recognition from your colleagues and loved ones? If so, you need to know … Continued

Make math accessible in any language with AAA Mathematics

October 22, 2008

Some call mathematics the universal language. The answers to problems are the same whether you are speaking Spanish, Urdu, English, French, or Chinese. But for some of us, understanding various mathematical principles can be as daunting in our own language … Continued

Give beginning readers a head start with Starfall

August 12, 2008

Looking for a fun tool to use in your elementary reading instruction? Your students will enjoy learning the fundamentals of reading with Starfall. Starfall is a free interactive reading phonics based web site. It targets grades Pre-K through second grade. … Continued

Environmental science is elementary at EcoKids

July 23, 2008

Tired of teaching from the text book? Having a hard time fitting environmental science instruction into the school day? Well EcoKids can change all of that! EcoKids is a Canadian interactive website created to engage students in environmental activities. This … Continued

Teaching English abroad: What to know

July 14, 2008

When I was not sure which path my career would go, I very seriously considered teaching English in Japan. The salary seemed fine, but I was more interested in getting some exposure to a completely new world. Because of extenuating … Continued

Ultimate Guide to Special Needs Teaching

July 2, 2008

Students with special needs or disabilities present a bevy of challenges for teachers. In the age of the interweb, though, you can find all sorts of resources for special needs education. The nice folks at Teaching have assembled a … Continued